Friday, July 10, 2009

Weekend Picks: Website, Theatre, Collage! / Plus, This Week in Local Crime

What do hipsters look at on the internet, besides hipster porn* and Pitchfork album reviews? It's a question that's largely been ignored. occasionally recommends websites that its readership might enjoy, and their choice for the weekend is perhaps worthy of a nod here too: it's called "Nietzsche Family Circus," which pairs a "randomly generated" Family Circus panel with a "randomly generated" quote from Nietzsche, with results such as this:

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

Richard: "Well, it's a lot funnier than the actual Family Circus. I'll give it that."

Chip: "What I enjoy is pairing Archie comics with excerpts from Penthouse Letters. Instant boner every time."

You can see other examples here:

[*Hipster porn = hipsters screwing while listening to the new Dirty Projectors album. Hipsters screw, by the way, in much the same way as they dance, with very limited movement.]

For hipsters who get up early (rare), one of KC's most unusual theatre troupes will be presenting their annual Greek play at 7:30 a.m (in keeping with ancient tradition) along Brush Creek this weekend.

Richard: "I'll bet a lot of significant others are rueing their decision to date an 'artist' right now."

Chip: "I guess it's true what they say: one has to suffer for art...and pussy."

And the weekend's most important hipster event, of course, is Zaguar's collage opening at Wonder Fair on Saturday. Here's another taste of his work:

Richard: "Chilling. Simply chilling."

Chip: "I don't get it."


With Larryville still in the midst of a crimewave, local police have taken to treating every transgressor (even skinnydippers) as if they are Bonnie and Clyde or Dillinger. Yesterday, most of the police force (24 officers) surrounded the Jayhawk Motel to apprehend this scrawny teenager, who robbed a friend in North Lawrence and might have had a gun:

Chip: "If it takes 24 lawdogs to catch this kid, I'm not sure they'll be able to stop the weekly gunfights at Club Axis."


Anonymous said...

Does that officer on the far left have a SNIPER RIFLE?

--Finally, Lawrence understands how to handle the student population. Properly.

rex manning! said...

Is that Warren, from Empire Records?

"I'm gonna get you! I'm not playing this time! I'll be back and you'll be sorry! You'll hang for this!"

"The long arm of the law has embraced our dear friend Warren."

kent state said...

They were determined to shoot this kid, but he surrendered willingly, much to their disappointment, I'm sure.

Looking for a Laugh said...

I do love the Nietzsche Family Circus. That's the best thing I've seen in a long time.

And when is somebody gonna get on the Archies/Penthouse fusion?

short memory said...

What was the name of that site where they removed all the Garlfield's from Garlfield strips so that it just looked like Jon was a nut who was constantly talking to himself?

Now that was also important!

google searcher said...

Ah yes:

--a powerful commentary on the human condition!